VTU Review: Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Peer Review Guidelines


♦ V(eliko)T(arnovo)U(niversity) Review: Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal. In the double-blind peer review process, adopted by the journal,  Authors do not know Reviewers and vice versa.

♦ The journal’s Reviewers are highly competent scholars based at, or connected with, the University of Veliko Tarnovo and/or other Bulgarian and foreign academic institutions. They are expected to evaluate manuscripts objectively, fairly and professionally. Reviewers should avoid personal or ideological bias in their comments and judgements.

♦ Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of the review process. They should not discuss the manuscript with anyone other than the Editors, nor should they discuss any information from the manuscript without permission. If Reviewers suspect any misconduct on the part of the Author/s, they should notify the Editors in confidence, and should not share their concerns with any other parties unless officially notified by the journal that they may do so.

♦ All articles submitted to VTU Review are subjected to a process of blind reviewing. Book reviews and review articles are commissioned by the Editors and/or the Editorial Advisory Board, and are not subject to reviewing.

♦ Two Reviewers are usually invited to comment on an article that has been submitted for publication.

♦ Refusals to review a manuscript may occur if a Reviewer feels inadequately qualified to judge an article. A Reviewer may also refuse to review a manuscript if there is a potential conflict of interest.

♦ Scholars, who have accepted to act as Reviewers for VTU Review, are referred to the ARTICLE REVIEW FORM below and are kindly requested to make full use of it in the evaluation process.

♦ If a Reviewer recommends that the Author/s of an article should make revisions to the text, the revised version is usually returned to the Reviewer, who is then asked to affirm if the revisions have been carried out in a satisfactory manner.

Download the ARTICLE REVIEW FORM here. http://dox.bg/files/dw?a=7cd5a98adc